Readout of Ambassador Tai’s Meeting with The European Union Member State Ministers Responsible for Trade and Executive Vice President Dombrovskis

November 11, 2021

WASHINGTON – United States Trade Representative Katherine Tai today participated in the meeting of the European Union (EU) Member State ministers responsible for trade and European Commission Executive Vice President (EVP) Dombrovskis, as part of the EU Foreign Affairs Council.
Ambassador Tai and the ministers highlighted the significant progress on a number of U.S.-EU trade issues over the past six months, including an agreement on the large civil aircraft disputes that eliminates tariff retaliation; a steel and aluminum agreement that restores bilateral trade, addresses excess capacity and sets a course for a global arrangement on green steel; the termination of an investigation of European digital services taxes; and the launch of the U.S.-EU Trade and Technology Council.  The group also discussed the importance of finding solutions to major global trade policy issues during the upcoming MC12 meetings related to COVID-19.
Ambassador Tai noted her commitment to working closely with EVP Dombrovskis and the trade ministers of the Member States to build upon these accomplishments in pursuit of a more prosperous and durable relationship that benefits workers on both sides of the Atlantic.